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Posted: 12/03/2012

Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education
Army Environmental Command

When it comes to advancing your skills in one of the many science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines, hands-on opportunities to do real-world research are invaluable. The Maryland office of Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers research participation programs through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) that allow senior scientists; faculty; high school, bachelor's, master's and doctoral students; and recent graduates to enhance their science education experience. Participants engage in projects and activities at U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) laboratories and research facilities worldwide. These programs provide a flow of qualified researchers and technical experts to participate in current research and development activities related to our DOD's critical missions.

Cultural Resources Management and NEPA Project
Internship Opportunity
Arlington, VA
Open Until
Until Filled

One appointment is available at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in the Engineering Directorate, Master Planning Division. The participant will assist as a program technical expert and principle advisor regarding Cemetery program and project compliance with Army Regulation 200-1 (Environmental Protection and Enhancement), the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act, Archaeological Resources Protection Act, and related statutory, regulatory and administrative guidelines normally constituting an Army cultural resources and NEPA program. The participant will be responsible for the formulation and implementation of environmental policies and programs regarding Cemetery historic and environmental resources.

The appointment includes the following:

  • Assures technical adequacy of Cemetery cultural resource plans, programs, and policies for compliance with local, state, Federal, DOD, and Army environmental laws, regulations, directives, and applicable procedures.

†††††††† Assistance is of a high technical nature concerning proactive management, coordination and support of Army cultural and environmental resources.Performance of work requires a general knowledge of historic cultural resource and environmental theories, principles and practices.

†††††††† Serves as functional expert responsible for program support of Army proposals and initiatives, development of solutions to address and/or mitigate potential impacts to cultural and environmental resources, and coordination and execution of required environmental analysis.Initial focus will be upon development and/or implementation of an Integrated Cultural Resources Management Plan, programmatic agreement for operations and maintenance, and National Register of Historic Places nomination for Cemetery properties.A demonstrated understanding of period materials and methods of construction, cyclic maintenance, appropriate treatments of historic fabrics and regulatory compliance are essential.

†††††††† Assures technical adequacy of and compliance with Cemetery cultural resources and NEPA plans, programs and policies per applicable Army, DoD, federal, state and local environmental laws, regulations, directives, and procedures.

†††††††† Plans, advises, reviews and develops standardized procedures for internal/external project review. Responsible for developing reporting and budget input/requirements, conducting surveys of facilities, quality control, preparing and processing records, notifying and reporting to regulatory agencies, coordinating information/document review and releases, documenting projects, interacting with the community, and other related activities. Conducts training, data collection, evaluation, briefings, and prepares and submits the upward reporting as required.

  • Identifies, defines, and resolves problems encountered during the planning/execution phase of projects relating to program areas which may adversely impact cultural resources.
  • Participates in meetings with state/federal regulators concerning program management violations, fines, agreed orders, and compliance schedules.
  • Responds to enforcement actions and developing corrective action plans for deficiencies identified during compliance inspections.
  • Prepares and updates cultural resource compliance communications and coordinate public notices and meetings as necessary.
  • Reports all cultural resource required activities through the appropriate Army chain of command.

The participant must meet the Secretary of the Interiors Professional Qualification Standards for History, Architectural History or Historic Architecture.

Applicants should have completed at least a bachelorís degree in Architecture, History, Environmental Science or related discipline within the last five years. The program is open to all qualified U.S. citizens without regard to race, sex, religion, color, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, or status as a Vietnam era or disabled veteran.

Qualified applicants will be selected based on work experience, academic records, recommendations, and compatibility of background with programs and projects at Arlington National Cemetery.

The initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed for up to a total of three years based upon recommendation of US Army Environmental Center (AEC), prior participation as an ORISE participant, and subject to availability of funds. The appointment is full-time at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

The participant will receive a monthly stipend. The stipend rate is determined based upon level of education, training, and experience. Inbound travel and moving expenses are reimbursed according to established policies. Travel and other costs will also be reimbursed for training related to the project and approved by ORISE and the host installation/AEC.

How to apply
Please apply directly to our website: http://www.orau.org/maryland/ Applications are accepted and processed on a continuing basis. The Environmental Management Participation Program for USAEC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education. Please reference Project #EB-4225128550 when calling, emailing, or writing for information. For immediate consideration applicants may forward resumes or vitas to the email address listed below. Additional information and application material can be found on the following website www.ORAU.org/Maryland.
Michael Janney
Phone: 410-306-9217
Fax: 410-306-9306
4692 Millennium Dr.
Suite 101
Belcamp, MD 21017

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